Born one unusually warm January on an electric guitar in an attic suite, Warm Electric Winter was recorded at the Galaxy Smith Recording Studios in Brooklyn, New York. An artistic collaboration with producer David Brandwein, this full length album features Cardiello’s songs backed by an explosive band and a neon pallet. This is a brassy, full-throttle dance party with the intimate counterpoint of chamber music, old time rock and roll, classic harmonies, and a world of sound.
A collection of songs spanning sand-encrusted, childhood memories to weighted encounters with the world of "crazy" and those who inhabit it. Layered viola, piano and voice bring this album a striking richness and strength. I recorded this album shortly after a six week stay in the hospital where I had been gathering strength after a manic episode. Still shaken from the grandeur of metaphors that had inhabited my life before and in the hospital, the sliver of time where I readjusted to the "real world" proved incredibly creative and inspiring. A few of the songs were brand new, written on the hospital's old and clunky piano. The power in these recordings lies in the combined strength and fragility that encompassed that time.